Wednesday, March 12, 2008

My Blog Logo

I was working on some logo ideas for my blog name, just for the fun of it.

Well, so far, I like this one the best:

Here's a plain vanilla version:

I wasn't sure about how the "road" should intersect with the text?
I might recreate in Inkscape for a high quality vector, but for now, this was just created in Paint Shop Pro 9 on layers.

The fonts were: Garamond, BlackJack Regular, and Scriptina.
The Scriptina "I" was edited, of course.
The "road" is a box shape, deformed, colorized, waved.
The background is just a ready made gradient called "landscape morning."

I figure the plain vanilla version is easy enough to change into whatever theme I want if I get sick of the earthy look.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

The Eternal Hallelujah

I first heard the song on either Crossing Jordan or Without A Trace.

Some relevant links I recently found:

Via popurls then digg and also MeFi.

An article on the song's background and use. (Also at archives.)

At YouTube:

Jeff Buckley's version.
(OR Search YouTube.)
On Crossing Jordan Epi 113, Miracles & Wonders.
This is the version I like the best - the studio version.

Norwegian guys singing the song. (Espen Lind, Askil Holm, Alejandro Fuentes, and Kurt Nilsen)

John Cale's version used on the show Scrubs and in the movie, Shrek. (OR Search YouTube.)

Rufus Wainwright's version used on Without A Trace Fallout episode and the Shrek Soundtrack.

K.D. Lang's version is also popular.

Leonard Cohen's version (songwriter).

Imogen Heap's version
(This one played on The O.C. - Marissa Cooper's death.)

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